Chichester 2020-21 update and preview

Published: 15 November 2020
Reporter: Sheila Connor

Joe Stilgoe - Out of the Shed Credit: Matt Jolly
Michael Ball
Sheila Hancock

For 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre, Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner will lead the cast in Michael's Frayn's Benefactors, a co-production with Jonathan Church Theatre Productions directed by Charlotte Gwinner, running from 5 to 27 February before touring.

Streaming to audiences at home this autumn:

  • Facing the Music: Sheila Hancock in conversation with Edward Seckerson (18 November).
  • Facing the Music: Michael Ball in conversation with Edward Seckerson (25 November).
  • Joe Stilgoe - Out of the Shed: performed on the Festival stage (25 November).
  • A Merry LIttle Christmas Celebration (4 December).

Christmas shows to be performed to live 'socially distanced' audiences:

  • A Merry Little Christmas Celebration (3–5 December).
  • Dear Santa (5–24 December in the Minerva Theatre).
  • Pinocchio: a brand-new version written for Chichester Festival Youth Theatre by Anna Ledwich with music by Tom Brady and directed by Dale Rooks (16 December 2020 to 2 January 2021).